Here's another very short-lived series I thought was pretty good. Thirteen episodes were made, but only eight aired in the fall of 1998 before it was cancelled. The set-up is all in that title sequence. Famous private eye vanishes, only to be found twenty years later by a young, eager PI and resumes his career. It was a funny, well-written, affectionate parody of shows like PETER GUNN and 77 SUNSET STRIP. Dennis Farina, who was so good in CRIME STORY, played the title character, Buddy Faro. The series was created by Mark Frost, who worked on HILL STREET BLUES and TWIN PEAKS and has written several mystery novels, none of which I've read. BUDDY FARO seemed to be aimed directly at fans of old private eye novels and TV shows, like me, and I guess there just weren't enough of us.
Forgotten Hits: 45 Years Ago Today (5-24)
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